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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Rising River Fire

DATE: August 29, 2017 5:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Kelsey Griffee, 208-521-8709
Rising River Fire
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Start Date: 8/29/2017 at 2:00 p.m.


Location and Jurisdiction: 12 miles southwest of Idaho Falls, Idaho on BLM lands (Hells Half Acre)


Cause: Lightning 


Fire Size: 10 acres


Percent Contained: 0%


Structures Threatened: No structures are threatened.


Fuels and Terrain:  Grass and brush dispersed between lava rock


Fire Behavior: Fire is actively consuming grass and brush between the lava rocks

Fire Crews/Resources: 5 engines, 1 dozer, 1 handcrew, 8 smokejumpers


Evacuations:  No evacuations.


Closures: No closures



Summary:  The Rising River Fire started at approximately 2 p.m. today by lightning 12 miles southwest of Idaho Falls on Hells Half Acre BLM lands. Smoke is visible from I-15 to the west. Lightning started the fire in the lava fields, which makes accessibility difficult while at the same time slowing the fire’s growth due to lava rock veins across the area. The fire is not threatening structures or roads. Firefighters are hiking into the fire at the time of this release.